[The] proposal would have eliminated smoking in bars and taverns, exempted tobacco shops, cigar and hookah bars and private clubs would have to vote on whether they wanted to remain smoke free.Had this measure been passed, smoke-free advocates would have gotten 90 percent of what they wanted.One city club, the Columbia Club, often had children at events, and so one council member sought to remove all exemptions to "protect the children," and also fight some personal battles with the mayor.
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